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Road Trips — The South AfriKhan

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Namibia Road Trip Goes for the Gold!

Namibia Road Trip Goes for the Gold!

Woke up to some good news from China today: my Namibia road trip feature for the New York Times earlier this year just won Gold in the 2016 Society of American Travel Writers Foundation Lowell Thomas Awards, search in the category of Foreign Travel.

Architectural Digest: Discover South Africa’s Under-the-Radar Wine Destination: Franschhoek

Architectural Digest: Discover South Africa’s Under-the-Radar Wine Destination: Franschhoek

I recently spent a weekend in beautiful Franschhoek, in the heart of South Africa’s Winelands region, to report on all the latest happenings there for Architectural Digest.

South Africa’s Hidden Gems

South Africa’s Hidden Gems

South Africa is a gorgeous, sovaldi diverse place, but most media coverage usually goes to the usual suspects — Table Mountain, Soweto, Maboneng Precinct, Woodstock, Garden Route… Where to go if you want to coast just below the radar? The website Cheapflights reached out to “South Africa’s most influential bloggers” […]

Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town

Conde Nast Traveler: Get Out of (Cape) Town

Lovely Franschhoek, treatment an hour from Cape Town, has a glamorous new hotel in the form of Leeu House. For the current issue of Conde Nast Traveler (US), I wrote a piece on that opening along with other Winelands happenings. Time to plan that side trip!

New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip

New York Times: A Namibian Road Trip

My latest New York Times story also marks a milestone for me: it’s my first feature on the cover of their travel section. I recount a seven-day, 1,500-mile road trip across Namibia with four of my friends through a series of lessons we learned along the way. Read it here. […]

Conde Nast Traveller India’s Anniversary Issue

Conde Nast Traveller India’s Anniversary Issue

Please take a few minutes out of your day to simply behold the cover of the latest issue of Conde Nast Traveller India: No, I mean seriously. Just. Behold. CNT pulled out all the stops for its fifth anniversary issue. Aishwarya Rai? Check. Embodying some serious Maharani Gayatri Devi-style elegance? […]

New York Times: In Estonia, a Hotel Keeps Its Promise

New York Times: In Estonia, a Hotel Keeps Its Promise

Are writers allowed to play favorites with their articles? If my Hyderabad story for the New York Times earlier this year is my favorite child, my latest story might rank second. Last summer I spent 10 days road-tripping through the Baltics, a journey that was largely inspired by one random […]

Bon Appetit: Babylonstoren

Bon Appetit: Babylonstoren

It’s no secret that Babylonstoren, a lovely farm resort in the Cape Winelands, is one of my favorite places in South Africa. So I’m thrilled that my first piece for food bible Bon Appetit is a beautifully shot piece on the retreat for the May food issue. It’s also accompanied […]

As Seen in… Endless Vacation

As Seen in… Endless Vacation

Thinking about an easy road trip from Cape Town? The scenic Cape Winelands are less than an hour away, drug and have plenty to explore — from the obvious wine estates to great restaurants, order shops, and historical sites. Read my piece for Endless Vacation here.